Frankenstein is alive and well

Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour

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The result of an automotive lab experiment.

The Geneva Motor Show always showcases some of the most original (and still tasteful) automotive works out there, and the Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour was one of them this year — though no one’s quite sure what category it falls in. Part Lambo Gallardo, part SUV and all badass, the Parcour was designed as an “all-terrain GT” car. It’s like a stealthy Kung Fu master who also moonlights as a lumberjack.

The Parcour makes use of the Gallardo’s beefy 5.2-liter V10 power plant with 550 hp and adds a nifty electronic system to raise and lower the car from 210mm to 330mm and back again, coupled with four drive settings, including Sport, Comfort, Off-Road and Ice. Consider it the perfect upper-crusty car for those times when the five-star restaurant where you’re dining also happens to have a gravel driveway. Oh, those first-world problems.

But it’s not all rough and tumble. The Parcour can brag 22-inch rims, rear cameras, an adjustable steering wheel and pedals, Biella wool upholstery, carbon fiber butterfly doors and a custom-designed ski rack and accompanying skis. We’re guessing all of this costs a pretty penny, especially since it’s just a concept for now. All you rich, outdoorsy folk will just have to hope against hope. Go pass time and count your Krugerrands.